TriBeCa: Commonly known for its artist lofts and warehouse feel and names one of the most desirable neighborhoods. TriBeCa being the acronym for “Triangle Below Canal” has been named home for many artist, retailers, and even families. Located within in the boundaries of Canal Street, West Street, Broadway and Vesey Street.
Architectural Culture lies deep in this area of Manhattan, as it was one of the first residential neighborhoods developed in New York City during the late 18th century. There was a domination of industrial buildings during the early nineteenth and early 20th century when the textile and cotton trade were prominent the in this area, which has now lead to many of them being transformed as residents started to populate the TriBeCa area. Some notable buildings still remain in this area such as the historic neo-Renaissance Textile Building that was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh in 1901, also located at 140 West Street is the New York Telephone Company building that displays a Mayan-inspired Art Deco motif.
TriBeCa area suffered greatly after 9/11, but with the establishment of the world famous TriBeCa Film Festival life has been restored and continues to celebrate the area and NYC as creative filmmaking center focal point.
TriBeCa today is named one of the most desirable areas to reside with residents including: Mariah Carey, Robert DeNiro, Debra Messing, David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep to name a few.